SGD has laid the foundation stone for a new manufacturing plant at St. Quentin Lamotte, Picardy, France.

Construction work on the plant began several months ago and is due to be operational in the first half of 2015. It will be dedicated entirely to speciality glass products for the pharmaceutical industry.

The St. Quentin plant will have the capacity to produce 130 tons of glass per day.

The plant is the group’s 11th and is of great strategic importance for SGD as it enables the group to meet the pharmaceutical industry’s highly specialised needs even better than before.

About 300 people will be employed at the new plant, which will occupy a floorspace of 30,000m² on a site that offers the possibility for future extensions.